Tracklist

CD 1: Unforgettable Nat King Cole
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Unforgettable
Nat King Cole with Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra 3:13
2 Dream a Little Dream of Me
The Nat King Cole Trio 2:54
3 Too Young
Nat King Cole with Les Baxter's Orchestra 3:13
4 Pretend
Nat King Cole 2:45
5 Hey, Not Now!
Nat King Cole with Pete Rugolo's Orchestra 3:05
6 Hit That Jive Jack
The Nat King Cole Trio 2:59
7 Sweet Georgia Brown
The Nat King Cole Trio 2:23
8 Staighten Up and Fly Right
The Nat King Cole Trio 2:27
9 Laugh! Cool Clown
Nat King Cole 3:22
10 A Pile O'Cole
The Nat King Cole Trio 1:42
11 Laura
Nat King Cole 2:45
12 The Man I Love
The Nat King Cole Trio 3:27
13 Calypso Blues
Nat King Cole 3:02
14 Sweet Lorraine
The Nat King Cole Trio 3:17
15 Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Nat King Cole 2:31
16 Mona Lisa
Nat King Cole & Les Baxter's Orchestra 3:18
17 Nature Boy
The Nat King Cole Trio with Frank DeVol and His Orchestra 2:40
18 Embraceable You
The Nat King Cole Trio 3:27
19 Rhumba Blues
Nat King Cole 2:40
20 Besame Mucho
The Nat King Cole Trio 2:53
CD 2: Nat King of Jazz Cole
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Route 66
The Nat King Cole Trio 3:03
2 Lulubelle
The Nat King Cole Trio 2:20
3 Making Whoopee
The Nat King Cole Trio 2:33
4 (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons
The Nat King Cole Trio 2:57
5 Chant of the Blues
The Nat King Cole Trio 3:50
6 Gone With the Draft
The Nat King Cole Trio 2:47
7 Jack the Bellboy
The Nat King Cole Trio & Lionel Hampton 2:52
8 Bop-Kick
Nat King Cole 2:39
9 It's Only a Paper Moon
The Nat King Cole Trio 2:57
10 How Deep Is the Ocean
The Nat King Cole Trio 2:57
11 A Portrait of Jenny
Nat King Cole 3:13
12 Rhumba Azul
The Nat King Cole Trio 2:35
13 Honeysuckle Rose
The Nat King Cole Trio 2:39
14 Jumpin' at Capitol
The Nat King Cole Trio 2:29
15 I Got Rhythm
The Nat King Cole Trio 2:22
16 Rex Rumba
The Nat King Cole Trio 3:34
17 What Is This Thing Called Love
The Nat King Cole Trio 3:06
18 I'm in the Mood for Love
The Nat King Cole Trio 3:14
19 My Baby Just Cares for Me
Nat King Cole 2:50
20 Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
The Nat King Cole Trio 2:57
21 Go Bongo
Nat King Cole & Woody Herman 3:05

Credits

CD 1: Unforgettable Nat King Cole

recorded in:
Los Angeles, California, United States (1943-12-15) (tracks 14, 18)
Los Angeles, California, United States (1944-01-17) (track 12)
violin:
Harry Bluestone (1947-08-22) (track 17)
drums:
Norris "Bunny" Shawker (1952-07-18) (track 11)
guitar:
Oscar Moore (1941-10-22) (track 6)
Oscar Moore (1943-11-30) (track 8)
Oscar Moore (1943-12-15) (tracks 14, 18)
Oscar Moore (1944-01-17) (track 12)
Oscar Moore (1944-05-02) (track 20)
Oscar Moore (1945-02-27) (track 10)
Oscar Moore (1945-05-23) (track 7)
Oscar Moore (1947-08-22) (track 17)
Irving Ashby (1947-10-28) (track 2)
Irving Ashby (1949-03-22) (track 9)
Irving Ashby (1949-07-26) (tracks 15, 19)
Irving Ashby (1951-02-02) (track 3)
Irving Ashby (1951-08-17) (track 1)
John Collins (jazz guitarist) (1952-07-18) (track 11)
Irving Ashby (1952-12-30) (track 4)
double bass:
Wesley Prince (1941-10-22) (track 6)
Johnny Miller (part of the Nat King Cole Trio) (1943-11-30) (track 8)
Johnny Miller (part of the Nat King Cole Trio) (1943-12-15) (tracks 14, 18)
Johnny Miller (part of the Nat King Cole Trio) (1944-01-17) (track 12)
Johnny Miller (part of the Nat King Cole Trio) (1944-05-02) (track 20)
Johnny Miller (part of the Nat King Cole Trio) (1945-02-27) (track 10)
Johnny Miller (part of the Nat King Cole Trio) (1945-05-23) (track 7)
Johnny Miller (part of the Nat King Cole Trio) (1947-08-22) (track 17)
Johnny Miller (part of the Nat King Cole Trio) (1947-10-28) (track 2)
Joe Comfort (1949-03-22) (track 9)
Joe Comfort (1949-07-26) (tracks 15, 19)
Joe Comfort (1951-02-02) (track 3)
Joe Comfort (1951-08-17) (track 1)
Charlie Harris (jazz bassist) (1952-07-18) (track 11)
Joe Comfort (1952-12-30) (track 4)
bongos and congas:
Jack Costanzo (1949-03-22) (track 9)
Jack Costanzo (1949-07-26) (tracks 15, 19)
piano:
Nat King Cole (1941-10-22) (track 6)
Nat King Cole (1943-11-30) (track 8)
Nat King Cole (1943-12-15) (tracks 14, 18)
Nat King Cole (1944-01-17) (track 12)
Nat King Cole (1944-05-02) (track 20)
Nat King Cole (1945-02-27) (track 10)
Nat King Cole (1945-05-23) (track 7)
Nat King Cole (1947-08-22) (track 17)
Nat King Cole (1947-10-28) (track 2)
Nat King Cole (1949-03-22) (track 9)
Nat King Cole (1949-07-26) (tracks 15, 19)
Nat King Cole (1949-09-09) (track 13)
Nat King Cole (1950-03-11) (track 16)
Nat King Cole (1950-05-11) (track 5)
Nat King Cole (1951-02-02) (track 3)
Nat King Cole (1951-08-17) (track 1)
Nat King Cole (1952-07-18) (track 11)
Nat King Cole (1952-12-30) (track 4)
congas:
Jack Costanzo (1949-09-09) (track 13)
arranger:
Joe Lovano (track 18)
Nelson Riddle (track 3)
Pete Rugolo (track 5)
Nelson Riddle (1950-03-11) (track 16)
composer:
Dan Belloc (track 4)
Nat King Cole (tracks 13, 19)
Frank Lavere (track 4)
Sidney Lippman (track 3)
Jay Livingston (track 16)
Consuelo Velázquez (track 20)
Lew Douglas (track 4)
Irving Gordon (track 1)
Cliff Parman (track 4)
George Gershwin (composer) (1924) (track 12)
Ben Bernie (1925) (track 7)
Maceo Pinkard (1925) (track 7)
Cliff Burwell (1928) (track 14)
George Gershwin (composer) (1928) (track 18)
Fabian André (1931) (track 2)
Wilbur Schwandt (1931) (track 2)
Harry Warren (US composer and lyricist) (1933) (track 15)
David Raksin (1944) (track 11)
Eden Ahbez (1947) (track 17)
conductor:
Ralph Carmichael (1950-03-11) (track 16)
lead vocals:
Nat King Cole (1943-12-15) (track 14)
lyricist:
Frank Lavere (track 4)
Sylvia Dee (track 3)
Lew Douglas (track 4)
Ray Evans (track 16)
Don George (track 13)
Irving Gordon (track 1)
Cliff Parman (track 4)
Ira Gershwin (1924) (track 12)
Kenneth Casey (1925) (track 7)
Ira Gershwin (1928) (track 18)
Mitchell Parish (1928) (track 14)
Gus Kahn (1931) (track 2)
Al Dubin (1933) (track 15)
Johnny Mercer (1945) (track 11)
Eden Ahbez (1947) (track 17)
performer:
The Nat King Cole Trio (1941-10-22) (track 6)
The Nat King Cole Trio (1943-11-30) (track 8)
The Nat King Cole Trio (1945-02-27) (track 10)
The Nat King Cole Trio (1945-05-23) (track 7)
The Nat King Cole Trio (1947-08-22) (track 17)
Frank De Vol and His Orchestra (1947-08-22) (track 17)
The Nat King Cole Trio (1947-10-28) (track 2)
Les Baxter and His Orchestra (1950-03-11) (track 16)
Pete Rugolo and His Orchestra (1950-05-11) (track 5)
Les Baxter and His Orchestra (1951-02-02) (track 3)
Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (1951-08-17) (track 1)
producer:
Lee Gillette (track 16)
translator:
Sunny Skylar (track 20)
vocals:
Nat King Cole (1944-05-02) (track 20)
Nat King Cole (1950-03-11) (track 16)
Maria Cole (1950-05-11) (track 5)
writer:
John Alston (track 6)
Nat King Cole (track 8)
Irving Mills (track 8)
Skeets Tolbert (track 6)
publisher:
Bourne Co. (track 1)
EMI Mills Music (ASCAP) (track 8)
Essex Music, Inc. (track 2)
New World Company (track 12)
Remick Music Corp. (track 7)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (tracks 12, 18)
Warner Bros. Music (track 15)
Warner Bros. Music (UK subsidiary, so named between 1970/01/23–1971/04/26 and 1972/04/25–1988/08/23) (track 7)
recorded at:
arrangements:
The Man I Love (for solo piano, transcr. by Percy Grainger) (track 12)
The Man I Love (for piano solo) (track 12)
cover recording of:
Sweet Lorraine (1943-12-15) (track 14)
Bésame Mucho (English lyric version by Sunny Skylar) (1944-05-02) (track 20)
Sweet Georgia Brown (1945-05-23) (track 7)
Dream a Little Dream of Me (1947-10-28) (track 2)
Laugh! Cool Clown (1949-03-22) (track 9)
Mona Lisa (1950-03-11) (track 16)
Laura (1945 song) (1952-07-18) (track 11)
instrumental cover recording of:
Embraceable You (1943-12-15) (track 18)
The Man I Love (1944-01-17) (track 12)
is the basis for:
later translated versions:
Abraçável você (track 18)
Laura (track 11)
Les Yeux ouverts (French version of "Dream a Little Dream of Me") (track 2)
Luonnon poika (Luonnonlapsi) (track 17)
Mia zwa (track 12)
Mona Lisa (track 16)
Nostalgia (Italian version of "Dream a Little Dream of Me") (track 2)
Sag es mir in deinem Traum (German version of "Dream a Little Dream of Me") (track 2)
Souvenir de Laura (French version of "Laura") (track 11)
later versions:
part of:
An American in Paris (2015 Broadway musical) (track 12)
Crazy For You (1992 Musical) (track 18)
Girl Crazy (1930 Musical) (track 18)
recording of:
Calypso Blues (track 13)
Hit That Jive Jack (track 6)
Rhumba Blues (track 19)
Straighten Up and Fly Right (1943-11-30) (track 8)
Nature Boy (1947-08-22) (track 17)
Too Young (1951-02-02) (track 3)
Unforgettable (1951-08-17) (track 1)
Pretend (1952-12-30) (track 4)
referred to in medleys:
Ja-Da Medley (track 7)
translated version of:
Bésame mucho (Bésame, bésame mucho como si fuera esta noche la última vez) (track 20)
version of:
Laura (original 1944 film theme) (track 11)

CD 2: Nat King of Jazz Cole

recorded in:
Los Angeles, California, United States (1944-01-17) (track 17)
guitar:
Oscar Moore (1940-05-10) (track 7)
Oscar Moore (1940-12-06) (tracks 6, 13)
Oscar Moore (1943-11-30) (track 14)
Oscar Moore (1943-12-15) (track 9)
Oscar Moore (1944-01-17) (track 17)
Oscar Moore (1946-03-15) (tracks 1, 18)
Oscar Moore (1946-03-20) (tracks 5, 16)
Oscar Moore (1946-04-25) (tracks 10, 15)
Oscar Moore (1946-08-22) (track 4)
Oscar Moore (1946-10-30) (track 20)
Oscar Moore (1947-08-06) (track 12)
Oscar Moore (1947-08-07) (track 3)
Irving Ashby (1948-12-20) (track 2)
Irving Ashby (1949-01-14) (track 11)
Irving Ashby (1949-03-22) (track 8)
Irving Ashby (1949-07-26) (track 21)
Irving Ashby (1949-11-07) (track 19)
double bass:
Wesley Prince (1940-05-10) (track 7)
Wesley Prince (1940-12-06) (tracks 6, 13)
Johnny Miller (part of the Nat King Cole Trio) (1943-11-30) (track 14)
Johnny Miller (part of the Nat King Cole Trio) (1943-12-15) (track 9)
Johnny Miller (part of the Nat King Cole Trio) (1944-01-17) (track 17)
Johnny Miller (part of the Nat King Cole Trio) (1946-03-15) (tracks 1, 18)
Johnny Miller (part of the Nat King Cole Trio) (1946-03-20) (tracks 5, 16)
Johnny Miller (part of the Nat King Cole Trio) (1946-04-25) (tracks 10, 15)
Johnny Miller (part of the Nat King Cole Trio) (1946-08-22) (track 4)
Johnny Miller (part of the Nat King Cole Trio) (1946-10-30) (track 20)
Johnny Miller (part of the Nat King Cole Trio) (1947-08-06) (track 12)
Johnny Miller (part of the Nat King Cole Trio) (1947-08-07) (track 3)
Johnny Miller (part of the Nat King Cole Trio) (1948-12-20) (track 2)
Joe Comfort (1949-01-14) (track 11)
Joe Comfort (1949-03-22) (track 8)
Joe Comfort (1949-07-26) (track 21)
Joe Comfort (1949-11-07) (track 19)
bongos and congas:
Jack Costanzo (1949-03-22) (track 8)
Jack Costanzo (1949-07-26) (track 21)
Jack Costanzo (1949-11-07) (track 19)
piano:
Nat King Cole (1940-05-10) (track 7)
Nat King Cole (1940-12-06) (tracks 6, 13)
Nat King Cole (1943-11-30) (track 14)
Nat King Cole (1943-12-15) (track 9)
Nat King Cole (1944-01-17) (track 17)
Nat King Cole (1946-03-15) (tracks 1, 18)
Nat King Cole (1946-03-20) (tracks 5, 16)
Nat King Cole (1946-04-25) (tracks 10, 15)
Nat King Cole (1946-08-22) (track 4)
Nat King Cole (1946-10-30) (track 20)
Nat King Cole (1947-08-06) (track 12)
Nat King Cole (1947-08-07) (track 3)
Nat King Cole (1948-12-20) (track 2)
Nat King Cole (1949-01-14) (track 11)
Nat King Cole (1949-03-22) (track 8)
Nat King Cole (1949-07-26) (track 21)
composer:
Gordon Burdge (track 11)
Nat King Cole (tracks 16, 21)
Jack Costanzo (track 21)
Walter Donaldson (tracks 3, 19)
Jerome Kern (track 20)
Jimmy McHugh (songwriter) (track 18)
J. Russel Robinson (track 11)
Nadine Robinson (track 14)
Bobby Troup (track 1)
Claudius Valk (track 17)
Fats Waller (1928) (track 13)
Cole Porter (1929) (track 17)
George Gershwin (composer) (1930) (track 15)
Irving Berlin (1932) (track 10)
Harold Arlen (1933) (track 9)
Nat King Cole (1949) (track 8)
lyricist:
Bobby Troup (track 1)
Dorothy Fields (US Tin Pan Alley librettist and lyricist) (track 18)
Otto Harbach (track 20)
Gus Kahn (tracks 3, 19)
Andy Razaf (1928) (track 13)
Cole Porter (1929) (track 17)
Ira Gershwin (1930) (track 15)
Irving Berlin (1932) (track 10)
E.Y. Harburg (1933) (track 9)
Billy Rose (1933) (track 9)
performer:
The Nat King Cole Trio (1940-05-10) (track 7)
Lionel Hampton (1940-05-10) (track 7)
The Nat King Cole Trio (1940-12-06) (tracks 6, 13)
The Nat King Cole Trio (1943-11-30) (track 14)
The Nat King Cole Trio (1943-12-15) (track 9)
The Nat King Cole Trio (1946-03-15) (track 1)
The Nat King Cole Trio (1946-03-20) (tracks 5, 16)
The Nat King Cole Trio (1946-04-25) (tracks 10, 15)
The Nat King Cole Trio (1946-08-22) (track 4)
The Nat King Cole Trio (1946-10-30) (track 20)
The Nat King Cole Trio (1947-08-06) (track 12)
The Nat King Cole Trio (1947-08-07) (track 3)
The Nat King Cole Trio (1948-12-20) (track 2)
Woody Herman (1949-11-07) (track 19)
vocals:
Nat King Cole (1943-12-15) (track 9)
writer:
Nat King Cole (track 12)
publisher:
Beth Dryer Music (track 3)
Chappell & Co. (track 20)
Chappell Music Ltd. (tracks 9, 15)
EMI Music Publishing Ltd. (tracks 3, 19)
Francis, Day & Hunter Ltd. (tracks 10, 19)
Gus Kahn Music Co. (track 19)
T.B. Harms (US sheet music publisher 1875 sold to Warner Brothers 1929 sold to Welk Music 1970) (track 20)
Tobago Music Co. (tracks 3, 19)
Universal PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. (existed only since ca. 1998) (track 20)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (track 3)
Warner/Chappell (track 17)
New World Music Co. (1930) (track 15)
recorded at:
arrangements:
Dym (Smoke Gets in Your Eyes) (for two violins and piano, Frolov) (track 20)
I Got Rhythm (for brass ensemble, Harvey) (track 15)
I Got Rhythm (for piano solo) (track 15)
cover recording of:
Honeysuckle Rose (1940-12-06) (track 13)
It’s Only a Paper Moon (1943-12-15) (track 9)
How Deep Is the Ocean? (1946-04-25) (track 10)
I Got Rhythm (1946-04-25) (track 15)
(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons (1946-08-22) (track 4)
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (1946-10-30) (track 20)
Makin’ Whoopee! (1947-08-07) (track 3)
Portrait of Jenny (1949-01-14) (track 11)
My Baby Just Cares for Me (1949-11-07) (track 19)
instrumental cover recording of:
What Is This Thing Called Love? (1944-01-17) (track 17)
is based on:
is the basis for:
later parody versions:
Hör auf zu regnen (track 3)
It's Only a Paper Moon (parody version) (track 9)
later translated versions:
(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66 (Spanish version) (track 1)
Fumo negli occhi (track 20)
I hob Rhythmus (track 15)
Makin' Whoopee (track 3)
Ruta 66 (track 1)
Valtatie 66 (track 1)
later versions:
Har ni cykellås (track 13)
part of:
An American in Paris (2015 Broadway musical) (track 15)
Crazy For You (1992 Musical) (track 15)
Girl Crazy (1930 Musical) (track 15)
Roberta (track 20)
recording of:
Bop-Kick (track 8)
Go Bongo (track 21)
Rex Rhumba (track 16)
Rhumba Azul (track 12)
(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66 (1946-03-15) (track 1)
I’m in the Mood for Love (1946-03-15) (track 18)
referred to in medleys:
The Rhythm Series (track 15)

Release

design/illustration: Alexis Dormal
ASIN: FR: 2849070017 [info]

Release Group

part of: BD Jazz (number: 1)